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Ice Box Cookies

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Ingredients

1 cup shortening
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1-1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 cups oatmeal
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

Cream shortening and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat well. Stir in remaining ingredients. Form into a roll on wax paper and chill thoroughly. Slice and bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes on ungreased cookie sheets.

Edith Polson
Prophetstown



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  Today is Monday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2014. There are 72 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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